News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

August 19, 2013 — Vol. 29 No. 28

Faculty/Staff Updates

Nancy Alston, M.D., of the Student Health Center is retiring

Nancy Alston, M.D., of the Student Health Center is retiring. A reception is being held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Bengal Pharmacy waiting area in the Student Health Center.

Kandis Garland has published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene

Kandis Garland has published "A Survey of United States Dental Hygienists' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices with Infection Control Guidelines" in the Journal of Dental Hygiene.

Dr. Hal Hellwig, Associate Professor of English, has just returned from The Seventh International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies held at the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies, Elmira, New York

Dr. Hal Hellwig, Associate Professor of English, has just returned from The Seventh International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies held at the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies, Elmira, New York. This year's conference was entitled "One Man, Many Legacies; Observing the Sesquicentennial of the Pen-Name." Dr. Hellwig presented a paper, "'Innocence at Home': Stormfield, Quarry Farm, and Mark Twain's Amanuensis of Time." He reports that highlights of the conference included meeting meeting numerous Twain scholars, meeting actor Hal Holbrook, who has performed his Mark Twain one-man shows for 60 years, and touring the Mark Twin home in Hartford, Connecticut.

ISU-Meridian's David Talford and Jared Papa will be in Prague, Czech Republic, Aug. 25-28, to deliver a presentation at an international conference for medical educators, Aug. 25-28

ISU-Meridian's David Talford and Jared Papa will be in Prague, Czech Republic, Aug. 25-28, to deliver a presentation at an international conference for medical educators, Aug. 25-28.

Talford is graduate project coordinator and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. Papa is service learning coordinator and a physician assistant clinical assistant professor.

The conference is hosted by the Association for Medical Education in Europe or AMEE, an international association for medical education founded in 1972. Members include educators, researchers, administrators, curriculum developers, assessors and students in medicine and the healthcare professions. Educators from more than 100 countries are expected to attend the August conference.

Papa and Talford's presentation is titled "Application of efficient instruction of medical curriculum across multiple geographic locations in times of limited resources." Using ISU as an example, they will discuss how universities can maximize exiting resources to ensure quality health professions education at affiliate campuses.

Dr. Ted Peterson, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy is listed as a reviewer in the new edition of Health Services: Policy and Systems for Therapists

Dr. Ted Peterson, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy is listed as a reviewer in the new edition of Health Services: Policy and Systems for Therapists, a basic text used in courses covering business systems and procedures for physical and occupational therapy students.

Dr. Peterson joined eight other professors from universities across the U.S. in helping to fine tune the revisions, primarily occasioned by the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) and its effects on the ways that physical and occupational therapy will be delivered and reimbursed in the future.

Idaho State University-Meridian academic dean, Bessie Katsilometes, and husband, Tom, will be honored as Idaho Hometown Heroes at a dinner and awards ceremony Aug. 30 at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello

Idaho State University-Meridian academic dean, Bessie Katsilometes, and husband, Tom, will be honored as Idaho Hometown Heroes at a dinner and awards ceremony Aug. 30 at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello.

They are among 10 Idahoans-including Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Treasure Valley YMCA chief executive, Jim Everett-who will receive the 2013 Idaho Hometown Hero medal.

The Katsilometeses are the first joint medal recipients, according to the Idaho Hometown Heroes organizing committee, which announced the honorees at a press conference July 23 in Pocatello.

The organization described the couple as "first generation Greek-Americans who have dedicated themselves to lifelong self-improvement and community service from Pocatello to Boise while also helping so many others to enhance their own opportunities."

Katsilometes serves as dean of academic programs at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center and Tom Katsilometes, a former Bannock County commissioner, is an Idaho State tax commissioner. Both are graduates of Idaho State University.

Other honorees include Bannock County Commissioner Howard Manwaring; 89-year-old Rupert physician and World War II veteran Don Pates; Aberdeen rancher and artist Jose Antonio Quezada, and Angie Smoot, a Boise mother who intervened to stop a sexual assault on another woman at Boise Towne Square Mall last spring.

The medal ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m., is free and open to the public. For more information about the gala dinner celebration immediately following the medal ceremony, visit idahohometownhero.org.

News Bites

The Pocatello community is welcoming students, faculty and staff back to campus at the annual Welcome Back Orange and Black event Monday, Aug. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Old Town Pocatello

The Pocatello community is welcoming students, faculty and staff back to campus at the annual Welcome Back Orange and Black event Monday, Aug. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Old Town Pocatello.

The community will welcome ISU students back to town with great food, entertainment, funfilled games, giveaways, and terrific prize drawings in Old Town Pocatello. Free transportation between campus and the event will be available. For more information email moormega@isu.edu.

Idaho State University Alumni Association and Foundation invite you to choose the inaugural, limited edition Bengal t-shirt design

Idaho State University Alumni Association and Foundation invite you to choose the inaugural, limited edition Bengal t-shirt design.

This new program will solicit votes from Bengals across the nation and around the world to select the 2013 scholarship t-shirt. Developed by ISU alum and employee, Joey Gifford, each shirt features a design that is uniquely Idaho State University.

Now through Aug. 25, visit www.isu.edu/tshirt and vote for your favorite design. On Sept. 2, the winning shirt will be available for purchase at www.isu.edu/tshirt. Only a limited number will be available, and half of all proceeds will go directly to students to help them reach their academic goals.

A luncheon to complete the Idaho State University scholarship endowment for the late state Sen. Clint Stennett is Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Ketchum

A luncheon to complete the Idaho State University scholarship endowment for the late state Sen. Clint Stennett is Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Ketchum.

Stennett, who died of brain cancer in 2010, represented Blaine County in the Idaho Legislature for approximately 20 years. He was the longest-serving minority leader in the Idaho Senate. After his death, Stennett's wife, Michelle, was elected to his seat and now represents District 26.

Idaho State University and family, friends and colleagues established the scholarship in 2011 to honor Stennett's legacy and his passion for education. He earned his G.E.D in 1973 and attended College of Southern Idaho before graduating from ISU with a degree in journalism and advertising.

"He always felt like education was a level playing field, that anyone could go on and do something if given a hand," said state Sen. Michelle Stennett. "It made a huge difference in his life, and it was why he was able to succeed in what he was doing, and he wanted to give that opportunity to other students."

To date, donors have contributed more than $60,000, and the endowment has funded its first two scholars. Charlie Rivera, a 2012 Carey High School graduate, just completed his freshman year at the Pocatello campus, and 2013 Wood River High School graduate, Rachel Conover, will enter the university this fall.

The scholarship money is awarded to residents of Blaine County who plan to major in studies through the ISU College of Arts and Letters. To qualify, students must graduate high school with a minimum of a 3.0 grade-point average and demonstrate a financial need.

The fundraising luncheon is being hosted at a private residence by state Sen. Michelle Stennett; former state Rep. Wendy Jaquet; Ketchum residents Trish and Dave Wilson; and ISU.

For additional information, call the ISU Advancement Office in Boise at (208) 334-4781 or email wendyjaquet@yahoo.com by Wednesday, Aug. 28.

The Idaho State-Civic Symphony announced its new board members and its upcoming season

The Idaho State-Civic Symphony announced its new board members and its upcoming season.

The new board members are Paul Link, president; Rayna Valentine, president-elect; Kate Fornarotto, vice-president; Joel Phillips, secretary; and David Green returning as treasurer. Joining them on the Executive Committee are Immediate Past-President Carol Burnett, new Artistic Director/Conductor Dr. Grant Harville, and Executive Director Heather Sandy.

"To celebrate the first season with our new conductor, we are launching a colorful 'kaleidoscope' season with a great mix of music and styles to appeal to a variety of musical tastes," Link said. "Selections range from deFalla's 'Sombrero de tres picos,' to an Irish rhapsody, concertos by Brahms, Bruch, and Mozart, even the rousing 'Triumphal March' from Aida-minus the elephants, of course."

The Joy to the World Christmas concert is again scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday performances, as will the season series finale, Verdi's "Requiem." Guest artists will include ISU faculty members and performing artists, pianist Mark Neiwirth and clarinetist Shandra Helman. The opening concert will feature acclaimed South Korean violinist, Chee Yun.

"We believe this will truly be a gem of a season and have nicknamed each concert accordingly," Sandy said.

Season tickets are now available from the ISU Box Office at the Stephens Performing Arts Center at a cost of $130 for adults, $118 for ISU faculty/staff members, and $70 for students through high school age, plus applicable handling and credit card fees.

Two separately priced concerts are scheduled in addition to the classical concert series. The first is a Family Concert matinee performance on Saturday Oct. 26. Pre-concert activities for children will begin at 1 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center Rotunda, with the concert following in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall. Maestro Harville has chosen an entertaining program with selections from "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Indiana Jones," as well as the musical story of "Peter and the Wolf" and the dramatic "Masquerade Suite." Tickets are $27 for a family of up to 6 individuals, $12 for adults.

The annual POPS Concert fundraiser and pre-concert raffle activities will take place on Valentine's Day, Friday, Feb. 14. This gala event features Mariachi Champa??na Nevin, a union of world-class mariachi musicians with the finest classical string players, trumpet players and vocalists to create a "symphonic mariachi." Their artistic director, trumpet virtuoso Jeff Nevin, has developed a large canon of original music scored for mariachi and symphony orchestra. All seats are $32.

For complete programming information, biographical notes, photos, donation opportunities, and pre-concert activities, visit www.thesymphony.us or follow The Symphony on Facebook. For ordering information contact the Box Office at 282-3595 or visit www.isu.edu/tickets.

The Idaho State University Career Center will host a part-time job fair in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom on Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Idaho State University Career Center will host a part-time job fair in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom on Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This is an opportunity for employers to recruit motivated ISU students for current and future part-time job opportunities. The fair is free of charge for on-campus departments. A six-foot table will be provided, but employers will need to provide job, descriptions, applications, banners, etc.

Employers can register by sending a confirmation email to Tara Smith at ridgtara@isu.edu. Please include the names of the people attending, as well as if electricity is needed. The deadline to reserve a table is August 28.

For more information contact Tara Smith at 282-2380 or email ridgtara@isu.edu.